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Job title:
Sessional Wider Opportunities Leader (Vocal Animateur)
Job reference:
People's Services
SCP 39-41
From: 18.26 To: 19.23 per hour
Closing date:


St.Helens Council Music Service is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced vocal animateur to join their team.

The post requires experience of working with whole classes and large groups, the ability to prepare and teach in a wide variety of musical styles as well as being able to inspire others through your own musical ability. You will need to be able to deliver sessions in a number of settings to young people being responsive and flexible to their needs as learners. The ability to fully utilise IT equipment to support learning in the classroom will also be beneficial to your work with us.

This post could also include some additional hours to support our wider vocal strategy programme in schools.

Applicants should have excellent subject knowledge, the ability to perform and inspire on their principle instrument to a high standard and relevant experience of:
instrumental repertoire;
the ability to play all instruments within their instrumental discipline;
work with large groups;
the ability to work with young people in challenging circumstances;
developing, delivering and sustaining instrumental projects and teaching
knowledge and experience of a range of assessment and accreditation models including Music Medals, graded music examinations and Arts Award;
conducting and directing a variety of different ensembles and standards.

In addition to this the post holder will be able to demonstrate their initiative, have the skill to work independently, yet liaise closely with relevant team members, schools and the general public.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to enhanced dbs disclosure.

For an informal discussion please contact Jeremy Sleith on 01744 677531

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